First Test: T-Drill T-35 Tee-Forming Tool Yonkers NY

A T-Drill is a unique, incredible plumber's tool in Yonkers that I've relied on to give me a competitive edge for nearly a decade, yet most people–including many plumbers–have never heard of it. So when I was asked to review the new T-35, I was eager to see what kind of improvements they made to this amazing tool.

Local Companies

Lowe's
(516) 794-6531
700 Dibblee Drive
Garden City, NY
Montvale Hardware & Supply Co
201-391-5200
8 Railroad Avenue
Montvale, NJ
The Home Depot
(718)661-4608
124-04 31st Avenue
Flushing, NY
Kmart 9416 / Cross Merch
(914) 684-1184
399 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains, NY
Bronx-Fordham Rd
(718) 817-7300
404 E Fordham Road
Bronx, NY
Soundview Hardware
(516) 944-1757
3A Soundview Market Place, Clearview Cinema Theater
Port Washington, NY
LOWE'S OF ORANGEBURG, NY
845 613-6000
206 ROUTE 303 ORANGEBURG, NY, 10962
Orangeburg, NY
The Home Depot
(201)818-9754
465 State Highway 17
Mahwah, NJ
The Home Depot
(718)977-2081
13220 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Kmart 7654 / Cross Merch
(718) 671-5377
300 Baychester Ave
Bronx, NY

Provided By:

Source: TOOLS OF THE TRADE Magazine
Publication date: September 12, 2007

By Michael Springer

A T-Drill is a unique, incredible plumber's tool that I've relied on to give me a competitive edge for nearly a decade, yet most people–including many plumbers–have never heard of it. So when I was asked to review the new T-35, I was eager to see what kind of improvements they made to this amazing tool.

A T-Drill pulls a tee out of a continuous run of copper tubing. It consists of a drill motor with a high-tech business end that does the holding, drilling, and forming. Here's how it works: support legs at the head of the drill hold it centered on a piece of tubing. With the desired outlet-size T-Drill head attached, a pilot hole is drilled into the tube; then, with the bit still in the tube, two forming pins built into the pilot bit are extended by rotating a collar on the head.

After engaging the reverse-feed mechanism lever, the support legs push against the tubing, and the spinning forming pins back out of the tube, leaving a tee outlet of the proper size. And all of this is done in mere seconds.

Then the branch, or outlet, section of tubing is prepared by placing it in a T-Drill notcher, where it is cut to the sameradius as the tube run so the branch does not project into the run of tube. The notcher also leaves two dimples on the branch. These serve as a depth stop, an alignment guide, and provide for easy inspection of the joint.

Click here to read full article from Tools of the Trade

Related Articles
- Festool C12 Cordless Drill Yonkers NY
Festool C12 is the best 12-volt drill/driver I've ever used. As powerful and versatile as it is small, Festool's C12 sets a new category standard. I tested it drilling small and large holes, driving various lengths of wood screws and Tapcons, and even mixing thinset. The C12 was a great tool at every step.
- Graphisoft EcoDesigner Yonkers NY
- Framing Square Yonkers NY
- Drywall Cutting and Multifunction Bench Yonkers NY
- INNOVA® 3100 Tools Yonkers NY
- Home Repair Tools Yonkers NY
- Hand Tools Yonkers NY
- Hitachi KM 12VC Router Combination Kit Yonkers NY
- Festool Joining System Yonkers NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Yonkers NY